Using Custom Foam Components in Medical Device Manufacturing

Foam is a versatile product that offers medical device manufacturers a wide range of options to include in their equipment designs. Engineers can use foam to absorb liquid, maintain seal integrity, filter the passage of air into and out of products, cushion, insulate, or support weight. Foam for med [...]

4 Top Benefits of Using Powder-Coated Hospital Beds in Healthcare

The first version of the modern hospital bed was introduced in 1874. It sported a built-in mattress pad that could be elevated, and medical teams widely welcomed this advancement. In 1909, the surgical department at Indiana University invented a hospital bed that could be segmented into three separa [...]

2022-09-08T14:04:53-04:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: Medical Rubber Solutions|Tags: , |

7 Ways to Use Dip Molding and Coating in Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical device manufacturing is one of the most highly regulated industrial sectors. The products they create directly and indirectly impact end-users, ranging from clinicians and hospitals to patients. Manufacturers risk far more than litigation if their products fail because such events can have l [...]

How Vacuum Forming Works, and Its Uses in Healthcare

Vacuum forming is a method of manufacturing thin, hard-shelled plastic or rubber components with minimal joints, contoured to specific shapes. A sheet of plastic, silicone, rubber, PVC or other rigid material is heated to a forming temperature. The material is then stretched and applied to a single- [...]

Best Rubberizing Solutions for Dental Surgery Equipment

Dental surgeons use several specialized tools during surgical procedures, which are manufactured specifically for this purpose. Many of these tools require some form of rubberization, whether to improve the ability to grip the handle, increase comfort for the patient, or provide physical neck suppor [...]

2022-09-08T14:04:54-04:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Medical Rubber Solutions|Tags: , , |

Lower Extremity Orthotics: Rubberizing Custom Orthopedic Braces and Supports

Orthopedic braces and support systems are manufactured for use in injury prevention, rehabilitation, post-operative care, and osteoarthritic care. They are also used to protect, support, and strengthen the joints and muscles and are used by athletes to avoid injury. The orthopedic braces and support [...]

Using Urethane Foam for the Best Wheelchair Cushions

Currently, around 2.7 million U.S. adults use wheelchairs, and as the Baby Boomer generation ages, this number is expected to grow. Wheelchair manufacturers are under pressure to enhance their products to accommodate this market. Since Boomers are well-known for having strong opinions as well as bei [...]

Materials and Processes Used in Surgical Device Packaging

Surgical devices are tools used to perform specific actions during surgery or other medical procedures. Uses include modifying biological tissue or providing access to internal organs or other body parts for the purpose of excision, removal, replacement, or repair. According to the World Health Orga [...]

The Important Role of Neoprene in Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices

Orthotics and prosthetics are assistive devices people use to enhance or replace an injured or missing limb. Orthotics include wrist and ankle braces, heel supports for shoes, and spinal supports for people with pain or difficulty using any of these body parts. Prosthetics typically replace a limb o [...]

Using Slush Molding to Make Diagnostic Instrument Panels

Diagnostic instrument panels are a mainstay in many industries, including healthcare, where they are used in imaging, radiation therapy, monitoring of blood pressure, medication administration, chemotherapy, anesthesia. The panels exist in every hospital section, including the emergency room, intens [...]

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